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Texas State Capitol
Texas State Capitol

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2015-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Samyang 14mm f/2.8
Location: Austin TX
Date: May 2, 2015
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2015

Thought this was an above average image but it only scored a mere 0.4 more than my other entry in the bridges challenge that I thought was going to earn me a brown... This one:
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No clue...

Place: 128 out of 157
Avg (all users): 5.1707
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0317
Avg (non-participants): 5.6316
Views since voting: 83
Views during voting: 119
Votes: 82
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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06/27/2015 09:36:08 PM
Thanks Bill, was just wondering what's wrong with it and you helped explain it. Appreciate you taking time out critiquing it.
06/27/2015 08:54:56 PM
Hi Mansoor,

This is Bill Banning comment as part of the DPC Critique Club. We're all caught up on current challenges and now a few of us are taking on more recent requests that didn't get covered. So..

This is a competent photo that shows a building for what it is. Your timing worked well to avoid distracting elements in the shot and as Melethia commented, the mirrored cars are a cool part of the setting. The exposure is right on and the afternoon (or morning?) light is good, too. For me, what's lacking is any compelling interest other than the building itself. There's also some typical wide angle distortion going on (both the converging verticals at the far sides and some central distortion causing the image to appear to be bulgiing outward. This can be fixed in current versions of LR or PS or even with Adobe Camera Raw. But the bottom line is that even if the distortion were completely gone, it there's still not much interest in just a straight on shot of a building, even a beautiful historic one like this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2015 01:13:09 AM
I've been there! I like the sorta matching cars.
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